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Thursday’s local results: Hopkins Academy golf team downs Turners Falls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team cruised past Turners Falls, 21-3, Thursday at Hickory Ridge Country Club. Jack Ter Doest earned medalist honors with a 38 and a 4-0 victory over Patrick Salls to pace the Golden Hawks. Caleb Farnham had a 39 and a 4-0 win in Hopkins’ opener. Colleges Field hockey UMass 2, Northeastern 1 — Melanie Kreusch and Nicole Miller each scored, while Sam Carlino made nine saves …

Mascot fight between high school, Ohio goes down to the wire

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A high school football team that has featured a tiger cub at games for decades might kick off the season without its beloved mascot because of rules implemented after a suicidal man released dozens of dangerous animals in 2011. Boosters typically lease a cub called Obie each year to play …

BRIEFS: Granby High School coach Tom Burke to replace Florence Bank CEO John Heaps Jr. as chairman of WMass Sports Commission

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday that Tom Burke will serve as chairman of the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission. Burke replaces John F. Heaps Jr., president and CEO of Florence Bank, who served a two-year term as chairman. Burke, a longtime area coach, has served has Granby High School’s golf …

MIAA announces state basketball finals to be played in Springfield starting next season

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Any Western Massachusetts basketball teams that advance to the state finals will have a bit of a home-court advantage starting in 2016. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced in a press release Wednesday that all state basketball championship games will be played in Springfield. The entire championship weekend …

Northampton graduate Aidan Gilson wins Tommy Cochary High School Mile

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Northampton High School graduate Aidan Gilson is set to head off to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the fall cross country season. But the former Hamp star still had one last superlative track effort in him on Saturday. Gilson won the Tommy Cochary High School Mile Saturday …

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hopkins Academy baseball player Brett Morrison commits to Division I Fairfield University

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The myth that a low-division high school baseball player can’t advance to Division I college program continues to be shattered by Hampshire County players. On Tuesday, Hopkins Academy infielder Brett Morrison became the third Division 4 high school …

WMass Basketball Tournaments to stay at Curry Hicks Cage for 2016

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

While UMass’ new basketball practice facility will open this fall, the Curry Hicks Cage will remain in use for basketball for now. UMass Athletic Director Ryan Bamford said it will be used by students recreationally and for the …

High school notebook: Local ultimate players shine at Under-19 Club National Championships

Monday, August 10, 2015

Yet another example of Hampshire County’s influence in the sport of ultimate at the state and national level was on display over the weekend. Several local boys competed for the Boston Ultimate Disc Alliance all-star team, which won …

Briefs: MIAA tabs Athol AD Dave King as President of Board of Directors

Friday, August 7, 2015

MIAA names Athol athletic director Dave King as President of Board of Directors The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association named Dave King as the 20th president of the MIAA Board of Directors. King is the athletic director and assistant principal at Athol High School. King has been active with …

Like father, like son: Joe Mantegna Jr. keeps coaching in the family

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Joe Mantegna Jr. watched two basketball scrimmages from the second rung of the bleachers inside Smith Vocational’s gym on Wednesday morning. The third day of the Northampton native’s basketball camp needed to wrap up, so Mantegna …

Tuesday’s local softball: Amherst/Deerfield falls to Southwick

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mikah McNamara (two RBIs) and Amanda Deskavich (run) each had two hits, but the Amherst/Deerfield Metro League softball team fell 12-3 to Southwick, on the road Tuesday. Hanna LeClair (run) doubled in the loss for Amherst/Deerfield (6-11). Softball Southwick 12, Amherst/Deerfield 3 (6) A/D 101 001 —3 7 3 Southwick (10)20 00x —12 6 …

Amherst downs Easthampton for Mickey Mantle championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Amherst’s Stephen McCudden had never pitched on back-to-back days until this week. On Monday, the rising junior followed Sunday’s shortened start with a lengthy relief appearance in which he struck out eight to guide Amherst to …